In the town of Summerfield, just about everything related to land development turns out to be controversial.

Now there’s something new on the horizon for residents to debate. The Town of Summerfield has received an application to subdivide property within the town’s limits and has sent notice to residents in the area.

The request is to subdivide roughly 10 acres at and near 7600 Whitaker Drive in Summerfield into six lots.

The notice, sent to property owners within a quarter mile of the proposed subdivision, stated, “Summerfield’s process to subdivide property typically involves two meetings: a Public Information Meeting and a Public Meeting with the Planning Board. The Planning Board makes the subdivision decision based on compliance with the Summerfield Unified Development Ordinance Article 3.C.2.(h) and Article 7: Subdivision Standards. You may attend both meetings to learn more about the proposed subdivision.”

An information session has also been scheduled.  That will take place on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the Summerfield Community Center at 5404 Centerfield Road.

The notice sent to area residents states that those with questions can also contact the Summerfield Planning Department at 336-643-8681.

Those who want to attend the meeting where the Summerfield Planning Board will address the issue can attend that board’s meeting on Monday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. That meeting will also be held at the Community Center on Centerfield Road.

In addition to the notice sent to those who live within a quarter mile of the proposed subdivision, notice is also being posted on the property.

Summerfield officials stated in the memo that the town relies on Guilford County tax records to find notice addresses, and they encouraged those notified to share the information with anyone they know who might be interested in the rezoning request.